The President's Message

November 2007

Paul Westefer

Trying to think of Christmas gifts for relatives, friends or co-workers? Why not give them a membership in the Channel Islands PC Users Group? You might even give a membership to your boss at work. He will probably recognize your wisdom and promote you. If you are an individual member, consider a family membership for all at the same address. Consider the advantages. No battling hordes of Christmas shoppers. No worrying about sizes. No gift wrapping. No lugging around heavy packages.

For only $40 you can purchase a new individual membership or for $55 a membership for the family. For those who need an Internet service provider, CIPCUG can provide one for only $15 a month plus a $15 processing fee. You can even save $15 by paying for a year in advance. For information contact Helen Long at 805-642-6521 or helen@cipcug. org.

For these nominal amounts, the recipient will gain admission to the monthly CIPCUG meetings, learn from the wit and wisdom of Toby Scott, Michael Shalkey and guest speakers, some of whom bear free gifts or substantial discounts on their products.

They will get answers to their questions without pushing phone buttons 1 through 10 and listening to 15 minutes of elevator music. In case they cannot attend a meeting, the Question and Answer portion is published in The Outer Edge, the award-winning club newsletter. There is also useful information from club members and outside sources. Rick's Rants alone are worth the price of membership.

Additional information is available on the Web site, and at Special Interest Group meetings on specific subjects. The subjects and dates are published in The Outer Edge.

CIPCUG also sells to members a Freeware Disc for $5 and is able to obtain discounts on a variety of publications. Periodically, members may bring their computers to a meeting to be serviced for only $10.

Just think, you can give all these benefits without leaving your house or by inquiring at the membership desk at the next monthly meeting.